updated 11:00 am EST, Thu February 7, 2008
Freeway 5 Public Beta 2
Softpress has released the second iteration of the Freeway 5 Public Beta featuring 'Scale And Trim' as an option alongside numerous fixes and minor enhancements. Freeway is a development tool designed to help programmers focus on design issues, rather than coding. Freeway beta P2 is available as a 30-day working preview, while download versions of Freeway 4 Pro and Freeway 4 Express are available for $200 and $70, respectively, and each includes a free upgrade to Freeway 5.
New features in Freeway 5 include CSS menus to help users quickly create high-speed dropdown or fly-out navigation schemes, the ability to create personalized Blogger templates, and a suite of Google Actions that allow users to add Google content simply and easily.
'Scriptaculous Actions' offer a range of dynamic effects which include fade, blind, pulsate, and more. Accessibility provisions offer reports as well as views to accommodate target audiences, while various other feature like sliced background images and background effects help to streamline the development process.